GDS have manufactured a temperature controlled version for its popular Enterprise Level Dynamic Triaxial Testing System.
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Matt Roughton, Associate Director of Operations at GDS was invited to give a talk to prospective apprentices about what employers look for when recruiting an apprentice at Basingstoke College of Technology (BCOT). GDS currently has one apprentice and as a former apprentice himself, Matt was able to talk about his experiences and how it shaped his career path.
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The technical note, starting on page 171 of the February 2018 issue, provides information on a proposed calibration routine for a GDS Hardin-type resonant column. In contrast, the GDS Stoke type resonant column has a much more industry wide agreed calibration procedure, principally due to the fact that it is a true fixed-free configuration.
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The Hardin-type calibration procedure is more complex due to the inherent partial fixed configuration of the drive system which is required to allows anisotropic resonance to occur.  Thank you to H. Li, H. He and K. Senetakis for publishing their extremely interesting and informative work.

“Calibration exercise of a Hardin-type resonant column”, Li, H. et al. (2018). Géotechnique 68, No. 2, 171-176.

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Consolidation Constant Rate of Strain (CRS) apparatus is available with low pressure or high pressure cells. The CRS system now has the option to add temperature control to the apparatus.
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Careers at GDS

13 February 2018

Due to further expansion, we have two new career opportunities at GDS. So if you are looking for a new challenge, have practical experience with geotechnical engineering apparatus, apply today.
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GEOTEKO’s laboratory works closely with their numerical computation and modelling department, as well as with external clients performing similar calculations. This collaborative approach has many benefits for the laboratory and for those who use the laboratory test results. Read how the acquisition of GDS' Triaxial Automated Apparatus (GDSTAS) benefited this relationship.
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